Sunday, May 30, 2010

A RAK & Hello Kitty Desk Tidy...

Just a quick post today. Here is the RAK that I received from Beth the other week. Sorry for taking so long to post it. Thank you Beth for always being so thoughtful!

I made these for the teachers' end of the year gifts using some rub-ons that Beth gave me (pictured above). They were really cool to use!

These were made to go along with the HK clipboards. They were gifts for the helpers at DD2's birthday party.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Easel Box For Silent Auction...

Our Stamp Camp will be coming up on June 13th so I needed to create something for the Silent Auction. I've been having lots of fun making these easel boxes, so I made one to donate! I hope you're not getting bored with them. Please bear with me, okay? I used a Basic Black & Melon Mambo color combo and pulled out some of my SU oriental stamps for this project. I hope someone will want to bid on my project (fingers crossed)! Enjoy the weekend!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Hello Kitty Clipboards...

Here are a few of the clipboards that I made to go along with the composition books that will be put in the goodie bags for DD2's birthday party. I made a total of 15 clipboards since I needed a few extra to give the ladies who will be helping with the party.

Some of you might know that I've had my Cricut for a while, but have only used it a couple of times (and that was only to cut out letters). Well, for DD4's birthday party I bought the HK cartridge to use... but never did. So I told myself I needed to at least use it for DD2's birthday and would you believe that I finally did? After playing around with the features for a bit, I was able to figure things out... sorry, I'm not one to read directions... hehehe! It wasn't so bad after all! I guess now I can start using some of the other cartridges that I bought for it a long time ago... LOL!

Anyways, my weekend was pretty busy (as usual), but try making 15 clipboards, 12 composition books, and 9 desk tidy all in one weekend... you'll be glad to take a little break from HK for a while. I'll be posting the desk tidy soon!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A Card For Katie...

DD 2 attended a birthday party this weekend for one of her classmates so I decided to make a card to go along with the gift. This is what I came up with. When I don't feel like stamping (yikes... I don't believe I just said that), I take out my punches instead. You can see the instructions for this punch art HERE. Hope you'll give it a try one day...

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Dimensions For Altered Composition Book...

This is a sample of the composition books I made this weekend for my daughter's upcoming birthday party. I needed to make 12 of these. These were made using one sheet of DSP and have a wider binding. That is why I decided to put the girls' names on it (to make the binding look a bit smaller).

Please use the following dimensions:

(1x) 3-1/2" x 10" piece of card stock to be used to cover the binding
(2x) 10" x 6" piece of DSP

1. First, I squeeze Elmer's glue on the front of the composition book and spread it evenly with a brush. Then I place the DSP on the front, aligning the sheet with the bottom edge of the book and the binding. Repeat for the back of the book. When the glue dries, trim the edges using your hobby blade.

2. Next, add the 3-1/2" x 10" piece of card stock to the binding of the book by first applying the glue to the cardstock, not the book. Note: I like to shape the card stock alongside the book before adding the glue. I found that this helps me in centering the binding easily.

3. Decorate your composition book!

That's it! Happy crafting!

Two More Wonderful Projects...

This first project, Memories Mini Accordion Album, was designed by Debbie who is a Guest Designer at Craft Project Central this month! Thank you for joining us Debbie!

This second project was designed by Michelle! Great job on the project and matching card. I know how hard it is to create things for guys.

Stop by Craft Project Central to check out more of these wonderful projects!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Scrap Camp Sign...

This is the sign I designed for Scrap Camp using the My Digital Studio. I am slowly, but surely starting to use my MDS more. Maybe one day I will actually finish enough scrapbook pages to create a book!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Scrap Camp Favors...

These are the favors that I made for our Scrap Camp today. They are picture frames that were made with an origami technique that I found on youtube! Sorry, I don't remember what it was called though. The same technicque that I used to make Joy's OCS card. The picture frame fits a wallet sized picture that is cut down a little. I used the Island Oasis DSP and the Tropical Party stamp set. There is also a strip of magnet on the back of these frames.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Another Delicious Recipe...

Here is another recipe page that Shelby designed for Craft Project Central this month. This one sounds delicious. Guess I'm going to have to give this one a try...

Thursday, May 20, 2010

My First Attempt At A Challenge...

Here is my very first attempt at entering a challenge! After seeing how much fun some of my blogging sisters were having, I decided to join in too! This scrapbook page was created for Tamiko's Challenge #3. The only requirement was to add black somewhere in the 6 x 6 layout. To all my blogging sisters out there... thanks for inspiring me to get in on the fun! I'm hoping to find the time to enter more challenges! BTW: sorry, but I had my hubby blur out the faces of my girls. Thanks for your understanding!

Flower Clips...

Made these flower clips for my guests at Scrap Camp. I used the Island Oasis DSP & Extra Large Fancy Flower punch to create the flowers. To make a flower, punch out 7 flowers, crumple them up, and added the rhinestone brad to the center. I used sticky strip to attach the flowers to these mini clothespins that I found in the craft section at Wal-Mart.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Build-A-Bear Is Back...

This is another project posted to the Craft Project Central site for the month of May! This Build-A-Bear Workshop Activity Kit was designed by Zeva. Please check it out!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Brownies Anyone?

I wanted to make a little something for the ladies who I would be crafting with at Teri's class so I decided to make a belly band for these delicious brownies! It was time to pull out my handy, dandy punches and get to work. I wanted to use my Bold Brights scraps so it got me to thinking. What would be a good punch art in bright colors? Why a clown would be perfect! Hope they liked them!

Monday, May 17, 2010

An Easel Box For Teri...

Last week Mama was so sweet enough to send me one of her handmade 4-drawer easel box! I fell in love with it right away and couldn't help myself from making one on my own. I made this one for Teri since I knew I would be seeing her yesterday for her card class.

The drawers that Mama made for me were out of the SU Matchbox die, but she also had the link for ones that were made with the origami box fold. I decided to go with the origami one since it's easier for me to take along as a project to work on while I wait at my daughters many practices. At first I thought it would be hard to make, but it was actually pretty simple. You should give it a try! Check out Mama's blog to see her easel boxes (they're fabulous)! You can also click on the link there to get the instructions for the origami version. Thanks for the great idea Mama! Have a great week and happy crafting!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

A Card For Shirley...

I wanted to make something special for Shirley so I made her this "Flag" card. Thank you to Stephanie for teaching us how to make this type of card at our mtg. last Friday.

At first I was going to write on the inside of the card, but then I decided to leave it blank so that she can add pictures to personalize it. I hope this puts a smile on her face like how her card did for me.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

My Silent Auction Contribution...

As I was wondering what to make for my silent auction item, I looked up and what did I see? The desk tidy that Mama made for me a while back! That's when I decided to make one. I got the dimensions for these from Joy's blog and changed the measurements a little so that the image would fit. I used the retired stamp set Tu-tu Terrific. Thank you Joy and Mama for always inspiring me! Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, May 14, 2010

My May OCS...

Can you believe that I finally got around to making my first shaker card? I kept seeing them on everyone's blogs and saying that I wanted to give it a try. So I decided to make one for my OCS partner this month. I was paired up with Kim and since she enjoys cooking I thought this image would be perfect for her. I hope she likes it!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Congrats To Jen...

Jen over at Pieces of Me is celebrating 250,000 hits to her blog with some sweet candi! Head on over to her blog to check it out. You have 5 chances to win some awesome candi! Congrats Jen and thanks for giving us the chance to win!

Blog Candi #1

Take a picture of something pink... trust me, with 4 girls in the house there is more than enough pink to go around! I decided to take a picture of my daughter's HK lamp!

Blog Candi #2

Take a picture of something round... decided to take a picture of my daughter's globe (which was near her lamp).

Blog Candi #3

Take a picture of something you ate today... good thing I didn't eat the whole bag or else I wouldn't be able to take a picture of it.

Blog Candi #4

Take a picture of a plant in your house... this is one of the few plants that I have in the house, luckily it's still alive.

Blog Candi #5

Take a picture of your youngest child's dirty socks... look at Brielle's little HK socks. Aren't they cute?

Another Project At Craft Project Central...

created this Island Oasis Memo Board for Craft Project Central this month. This would make a great gift! Thanks for the great idea Jane!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Altered Composition Book...

I was finally back in the mood to craft and this is what I came up with. I used some DSP to cover this compostition tablet. Decorated it with some butterflies, flowers, and of course some bling! Since this was a simple project, I'm debating if I should make some for my daughter's goodie bags for her birthday party. Hmm... we'll see.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

RAK From 1LuvnMama...

Look at what I received in the mail from 1LuvnMama yesterday! Wow! What a surprise it was! I saw these easel boxes that Mama posted the other day and little did I know that I was going to be the lucky recipient of one of them! Thanks Mama! You really made my day!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day...

I just wanted to share this beautiful card that I received in the mail yesterday from Shirley for Mother's Day! It was such a great surprise. Thank you Shirley for thinking of me!

Happy Mother's Day to all of you out there! Enjoy your special day! You deserve it!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

New Projects At Craft Project Central...

Here is the May project that I created for Craft Project Central. This fireman gift card holder can be used to thank the local firemen or to give to your special "fireman" at heart! Thank you to my "special" friend for her expertise advice... you know who you are... hehehe!

Naoko created this month's technique page. Emerging Colors Technique is a special little twist on the Embossing Resist Technique. Thanks Naoko!

Don't forget to make a stop at Craft Project Central!

Friday, May 7, 2010

May Mtg. Swap...

It's been a while since I made cards to swap at our monthly meetings so I figured I better get a move on it and make some for our meeting tonight. Our theme for swaps is "Big Shot" cards. The sentiment comes from the set Kind & Caring Thoughts and the sunflower is from A Flower For All Seasons. The big shot items that I used were the scallop square die and SU Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates.

As I was making this card, the sunflowers reminded me of my dear friend Lisa who passed away last summer. Lisa would have celebrated her birthday this month. She had the most beautiful personality inside and out! She always knew just how to put a smile on your face even on the darkest days! In fact, she still does. Each time I visit her grave, I am reminded of what a great friend she was and although she is not physically here with us, I know she is with us in spirit! I was blessed to have her in my life...

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Cards From DD4's Party...

Here is a picture of the handmade cards that were given to my baby at her 1st birthday party last month. Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate and to those who sent birthday wishes!

This is the book that Naoko made for Brielle. As soon as she opened it, she took off with it. Of course Mommy was right behind her making sure that she didn't damage it! What can I say, she loves books!

This is the bag that Michelle used to hold Brielle's gift. All she did was add some ribbon and a Hello Kitty cut out, but look how cute the bag is now!

Thanks for all the great ideas and for inspiring me to create. Now all I need to do is find the time to do it... hehehe!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Here's The Last Of The Recipe Pages...

Ooops! Almost forgot to post these... hehehe! Here are the last of the recipe pages that I put in the book for my friend Joni! Enjoy...

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Yes, She's Back...

I know I said I needed a break from Hello Kitty after my baby's first birthday, but when you've got 4 girls HK is bound to show up... plus she's so darn cute! Anyways, I just wanted to share with you the birthday invitation I created for DD2. Yes, her birthday is this month and she chose to have a Hello Kitty theme.

I've been seeing a lot of shape cards lately, so I thought I would give it a try. I used the SU Simple Birthday Thanks stamp to make a pattern. I traced and cut each of them out. I know it might sound nuts to you, well, okay I agree... I'm nuts... hehehe! But what can I say? I love cutting things out! It's very relaxing for me. Oh yeah, the fold of the card is actually on the bottom of the cupcake and I used some Melon Mambo DSP to decorate the top.

Thanks for stopping by! Wishing you all a great, fun-filled week! Don't work too hard!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

May Projects For Craft Project Central...

This Tropical Party Stationary Set was designed by Jacque. She used the new Tropical Party stamp set and Island Oasis DSP. Thanks Jacque!

This Island Oasis Recipe Page Holder (bonus project) was designed by Shelby. You can use it to organize and store your recipe pages that you create from Craft Project Central.

This Fold-Over Party Invitation was designed by Sonya as this month's free project. If you head on over to Craft Project Central, you can find it under the "News" section labeled "Free Projects."

Stay tuned to see the rest of the May projects at Craft Project Central!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend and don't forget to stop by Craft Project Central to subscribe!